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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What woman is Henry obsessed with?
(a) Tania
(b) Claude
(c) Ginette
(d) Mona Lisa

2. How does Henry slightly disagree with Papini?
(a) Papini desires to be alone; Henry wants loneliness.
(b) Papini needs opera; Henry prefers musical comedy.
(c) Papini advises fasting; Henry advises feating.
(d) Papini flirts with religion; Henry refutes religion.

3. In spite of Marlowe's assurances, what do Carl and Henry know he will not do?
(a) Pay them when he returns
(b) Bring them souvenirs from America
(c) Write them them every day
(d) Recommend them for jobs

4. What makes Henry feel ill when he opens the door of the commune?
(a) The stale smoke in the room
(b) The body odor of the Russians
(c) The smell of cooking with rancid butter
(d) The smell of disinfectants

5. Who does Henry praise for putting her whole soul into her whoring?
(a) Fanny
(b) Claude
(c) Tania
(d) Germaine

6. What does Nanantatee's friend, Kelpi, do when Nanantatee is not at home?
(a) He raids the cabinet for food.
(b) He looks for loose change in the sofa.
(c) He tells Henry secrets about Nanantatee.
(d) He sits on the front steps and waits for him.

7. When Henry is writing about Claude, of whom is he really thinking?
(a) Tania
(b) Germaine
(c) Fanny
(d) Mona

8. What has Van Norden lost at the Bal Negre?
(a) His false teeth
(b) His wallet
(c) His gold pen
(d) His toupee

9. What is Henry's derogatory name for the Indian, Nanantatee?
(a) Mr. Manatee
(b) Mr. Nonentity
(c) Mr. Na-na-tatee
(d) Mr. Not a Tree

10. If Emerson is correct in saying that life consists of what a man thinks, what is Henry at this point?
(a) A satyr
(b) One long intestine
(c) No words on a blank page
(d) A wine bottle

11. Why does Henry say that no one ever dies in Paris?
(a) You can read the names of famous people written on walls.
(b) Paris never forgets imbecils.
(c) People in Paris only drink wine.
(d) No one stays long enough to die.

12. Where is Marlowe about to go?
(a) San Francisco
(b) London
(c) Hamburg
(d) New York City

13. In spite of his hunger, where does Henry hang out in the evenings?
(a) The Dome
(b) The stage door of the Folies-Bergere
(c) The opera
(d) The Rue du Pasteur-Wagner

14. Having gone all day without anything to eat, what enters Henry's mind?
(a) His wife Mona who is working and has plenty to eat
(b) A book he read about cheap whores on the Rue du Pasteur-Wagner
(c) All the food that restaurants throw into the garbage bins
(d) A banquet he once attended where he ate pheasant under glass

15. Where has Henry taken the young Hindu for his sexual experience?
(a) Miss Hamilton's joint
(b) The Dome
(c) The Rue du Pasteru-Wagner
(d) To visit Tania

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Henry describe the poor people of Paris?

2. How does Nanantatee irritate Henry?

3. What is Henry's metaphor for his artistic suffering?

4. In what way does Henry say Carl and Boris are sufferers?

5. Who comprises the communal life with Henry?

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